A Friday trip to the chippy is a tradition many Lancastrians have been following for generations. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be Friday, because battered fish and chips are delicious every day, right?
Well, in an attempt to narrow down the best chips to try in the UK, The Times has compiled its top 18.
They come from chip shops in the coastal towns of Norfolk, Cornwall, Dorset, County Antrim, Aberdeenshire and Yorkshire but we are particularly interested in Lancashire place coming in at number 5 (sorry).
Our communities The Haven in St Annes is just two streets back from the mainland and is one of the best chippy teas in the country. Located on Alexandria Drive, the popular chippy is close to major seaside attractions such as the water park, the historic St Annes pier and the famous Beach Huts and Ornamental Lake Garden.
The Times says I should go to The Haven not just for the food, but also for the “impressive art” on display in the fine 24-cover restaurant.
“It’s worth seeking out these lovely chips at Lytham St Annes’ South Prom,” said The Times writer Chris Haslam, who had the task of visiting each of the places on the list to sample their fish and delights.
He continued: “It’s not the best battered fish, but it gives the best chips I’ve tasted in all my coastal walks.
“That’s because the door behind the deep fryer leads to a small restaurant, with 24 covers that has walls made of magical paintings, a dresser shows interesting examples from Franklin Mint commemorative plates, and a cuckoo clock. only and they also sell black pudding fritters.
“During your dinner in the 1940s, you could say that if Haven had been in Nice or Naples it would have been in all the guide books.
Cod and chips £6.20 (1 Alexandria Drive, FY8 1NL)
Diners recently took to the customer service center to express their delight at “good prices”, “good service”, “great fish and chips” and “good people.”